Lagos State government has announced that in view of the increased workload of medical workers in the state, their allowances would be increased for the month of April.
The Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, stated this via his Twitter handle.
“Because I have increased their workload this month, there is a plan that I will also increase their individual allowances this month, for every of our health workers irrespective of whether they are on the frontline, or they are just treating somebody that has malaria,” he stated.
In other news, to make up for the dwindling supply of face masks, the Lagos State government has also commissioned local production of face masks which would be certified by professionals before distribution. NAIRAMETRICS reports.
Governor Sanwo-Olu announced this development via his Twitter handle, on Sunday evening.
Sanwo-Olu urged Lagos residents to desist from panic buying when the face masks are made available, in order to prevent price gouging which will deny health care worker access to the needed supplies.
Why this is necessary
Countries across the world had placed restrictions on exports of medical supplies to ensure that they have sufficient supply for domestic use.
This action has led to scarcity of the needed supplies in Africa and unnecessary price hikes, causing the African countries to explore alternative options such as local production of face masks and re-purposing garment factories to produce protective wears (PPEs).
The production and subsequent enforcement of the use of face masks is expected to further reduce the rate of community transmission, and help the state return to normal operations in due time.